After making the initial decision to pursue a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), storage managers will find themselves faced with a number of decisions. How do you prepare your environment for VDI? And what happens once the technology is implemented? While building storage for virtual desktops was once a huge hurdle, a number of VDI products have recently come to the forefront to help users lighten the task.
The links below provide in-depth information about VDI benefits and challenges. In addition, renowned VDI expert Brian Madden offers his VDI storage considerations. Whether you're considering implementing a virtual desktop environment or simply trying to see the impact storage could have on your VDI project, this guide should put you on the path to understanding what is out there and empowering you to make your own virtualization decisions.
Deployment and planning
Deploying virtual desktops is no simple task, but there are some VDI storage considerations that can ease the process. VDI management products can help you to prepare your environment to avoid complications during an implementation.
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Uses, options and products
Once VDI is deployed, storage managers will likely find they have further decisions to make, ranging from hardware options to disaster recovery (DR) strategies.
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Brian Madden on storage for VDI
VDI expert Brian Madden discusses the impact of storage on virtual desktop projects, how to measure VDI success, and why VDI technology and storage are not the enemies they once were.
Desktop virtualization vendors don't need to manage images or provisioning, just the users and applications. According to Madden, that's just the way it should be. Continue Reading